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Early voting off to a strong start

Early voting for the August 2nd Anderson County general election began last Friday.

Through Saturday July 28th, you can cast ballots at the Clinton Community Center, the Midtown Community Center in Oak Ridge and the North Anderson Government Office in the Anderson Crossing Shopping Center. Early voting hours are from 10 am to 6 pm weekdays and from 9 am to 12 noon on Saturdays.

Through the first two days of early voting this past weekend, 750 people turned out to make their voices heard.

All 16 seats on the County Commission are up for grabs, and there are a few contested races for countywide offices, including the primary winners in the Sheriff and Trustee’s races, plus write-in candidates in both the Circuit Court Clerk and Mayor’s races. In addition to those local races, there are also several state and federal primary elections on the ballot.

Voters are reminded they can vote at any one of those three polling locations during early voting and that they must bring with them a valid photo ID when they head out to cast their ballots.

For much more on the August election and early voting, visit www.acelect.com or call the Election Commission at 865-457-6238.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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